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Young Sparks ASX Stock Market Course for Kids

1 September, 2020 - 4 November, 2020

From Tuesday 1st September until Wednesday 4th November, Young Sparks will host a free online activity for children interested in learning about the Stock market. Students will also join the official ASX Sharemarket game to trade in real trading conditions.
In addition, four 60-minus introductory sessions to provide some background information and insights on 30th August, 13th September, 27th September, and 11th of October.

This course will teach your child how to:

  • Invest, buy and sell shares
  • The value of short-term returns (ie. Daily ups and downs that you see in the real stock market)
  • Introduce them to the aspect of networking
  • How to research companies and place a simulated trade
  • Learn about Australian companies and what they do



  • The activity is run between the 1st of September until the 4th of November (Please keep in mind before enrolling that this is a 9week course – those enrolling need to have patience and endurance)
  • Tutors/Instructors will be available to answer questions via email
  • Compulsory course date:
    • 11am – 12pm, 30th of August – Covering “shares 101” & “how to place a share in the game” (Instructor: Tim)
    • 11am – 12pm, 13th of September – Q&A session and progress report (Instructor: Tim)
    • 11am – 12pm, 27th of September – Q&A session (Instructor: Paul Nichols)
    • 11am – 12pm, 11th of October– Q&A session and progress report (Instructor: Paul Nichols)
  • Presentation
    • 11am – 1pm, 4th of November(TBA)


About ASX Sharemarket Game

The ASX Sharemarket Game is an innovative, virtual trading game that allows people to trade over 200 ASX listed shares with a pool of $50,000 in virtual currency. The game allows users to learn how, when and why to buy and sell shares on the ASX – a great learning tool and experience for children who want to learn more about the stock-market, or the business world itself.


Meet the instructors:

Tim is an MBA qualified accountant specialising in Risk & Compliance Management. He has worked at several ASX listed companies and he currently works at the place that prints our money&passports, very cool! Tim has volunteer experience as a lecturer, so he will be well equipped to share his knowledge with our Young Sparks.

Paul Nichols
Paul is the Managing Director and Founder of elli, a remote-care mobile application that delivers peace-of-mind to the families of those living with dementia. His passion is in creating digital products that have a positive impact. A business guy with a technical background, he loves to teach and share what he has been able to experience over the last 14 years in the industry, a perfect match for our Young Sparks.


How to apply?

This course is recommended for kids between 10 and 18 years old (or students in Year 6 to Year 12).

Scholarship Application now closed.
(Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to host the course for everyone, the outcome of your application will be sent by 27th August.
However, all applicants will still receive the ASX game account and free advise from Young Sparks for self-learning by end of this month.)

If you have any questions, please contact us on Facebook, Instagram or email info@youngsparks.net


1 September, 2020
4 November, 2020
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